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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Steve Sullivan scored the tying goal in the third period, and James Neal and Evgeni Malkin connected in the first two rounds of a shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to their eighth straight victory, 2-1 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots and was perfect in the shootout for his 36th victory of the season, putting him one behind Nashville's Pekka Rinne for the NHL lead.

The Penguins extended the league's longest active winning streak by overcoming a third-period deficit for the eighth time this season, tied with Tampa Bay for the most in the league.

Pittsburgh is 20-4-1 in its last 25 games.

Thomas Fleischmann scored his 21st goal for Florida, and Jose Theodore made 33 saves but was outclassed in the shootout by Neal and Malkin, who easily beat Theodore over his glove on wrist shots.

RED WINGS 4, KINGS 3

DETROIT (AP) ? Darren Helm scored with 1:13 left in regulation, lifting banged-up Detroit past Los Angeles.

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg scored twice and assisted on Valtteri Filppula tying goal with 4:02 left, less than 2 minutes after Dwight King put Los Angeles ahead 3-2.

Joey MacDonald made 21 saves for the Red Wings. Jonathan Quick stopped just 11 shots for the Kings.

Los Angeles pulled Quick to have an extra skater and had a 6-on-4 advantage on a power play with 23.2 seconds left and a faceoff in the Detroit end. The Kings got the puck, but MacDonald stopped Jeff Carter's shot with 15.2 seconds left and they could not get another shot on net.

Detroit had lost five of seven to slip behind Western Conference and Central Division-leading St. Louis.

The Kings, vying for one of the final spots in the Western Conference playoffs, have lost two straight after winning four of five.

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